Beginning Oct. 17, government cannabis retailers will sell cannabis seeds, according to the Ministry of Public Safety.
The chiefs worry that there are no provisions to conduct fire safety inspection of homes used for cannabis cultivation.
Larsen — who owns two retail stores — is skeptical that grey market retailers who sell seeds, plants and other cannabis products will face prosecution immediately after legalization.
Health Canada recommends disposing of excess product by blending it with water and cat litter to mask the odour, then placing it in your regular garbage.
You’ll have to choose your location carefully. Growing cannabis is prohibited anywhere visible from a public place.
The location you choose must be at your own residence, and you can’t grow at more than one dwelling at a time.
Experts also recommend purchasing a filter to deal with associated odours to avoid complaints from neighbours.
Should I have safety concerns?
Some officials have warned that growing pot at home could lead to an increase in fires. Grow-ops have gone up in smoke as a result of issues with electrical equipment used in the process.
A vendor trims marijuana with scissors during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Two people died in such a fire at a home with a valid medical marijuana licence in Surrey this April.
Where can I set up?
With a report from CTV Vancouver’s Michele Brunoro
From seed to harvest is a period of about four months, Cooper said.
Local and Indigenous government can also further restrict growing non-medical cannabis at home under existing powers to establish bylaws.
Growing cannabis plants at home is legal. Adults 19+ can grow up to four non-medical cannabis plants per household. These plants cannot be grown in a space that is visible from a public place, like parks, streets, sidewalks, sports fields, and K-12 school properties. For example, you can grow plants on your balcony, or in your yard, as long as they’re not visible from a public place.
Growing cannabis at home is banned in homes used as licensed child care.
Landlords and strata corporations can further restrict or prohibit growing non-medical cannabis on their properties.
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